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Rand Paul ready for a standing filibuster 2.0 on Syria? (Video in the link)
Hot Air.com ^ | September 3, 2013 | ERIKA JOHNSON

Posted on 09/04/2013 2:02:30 AM PDT by Kaslin

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To: Forward the Light Brigade

“Imagine if russia starts to release all the stuff they have on Obama? what happens if Iran is pulled in and Israel?”

These morons are making the political calculation neither Putin or Iran will do anything about it, even after what happened Saturday.

Obama suddenly goes to Congress for Authorization, after Putin lays down his own “Red Line”, so that:

1)If Congress votes NO, they and their allies in the Media can blame “Those Obstructionist Republicans who would rather let children die horribly, than give Obama a “win””.

2)If Congress votes “Yes”, the Russians will be too intimidated by Obama’s Greatness to do anything about it.

Putin really rattled Obama’s cage, and THE MESSIAH is used to people worshipping him, not speaking down to him, and laughing in his face.

The GRU must have one hell of a psych file on Obama.


51 posted on 09/04/2013 10:11:16 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: RobbyS

“It came about only because Cameron got his ass handed to him by the House of Commons.”

It came about Because the Russians told him in the emergency meeting on Friday that he had no authorization to attack Syria, not from the UN, or even from his own Congress, and that to do so would have severe consequences.

“This is not a game” was the quote from the Russian minister as he walked out of the meeting.

On Saturday, when it became clear that Obama was going to ignore Russia’s warning, Putin told his ships in the Med to “prepare for a serious confrontation”.

That scared the crap out of the Magnificent One, and he suddenly back-tracked to the Congress that he’d said just the day before he didn’t need the approval of.

As to Kerry, he wants to be the next President, and thinks this is his time on the World Stage, that he has wanted for so long.


52 posted on 09/04/2013 10:21:51 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

The debate in the Commons showed how thin an argument Cameron had for intervening, and as you say, unlike in Libya and Egypt, the Russians actually have assets in Syria and have had for many years. If I were they I also would not let Assad be pushed aside, and for whom?


53 posted on 09/04/2013 11:05:50 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: tcrlaf

Not only a psych file.


54 posted on 09/04/2013 11:07:27 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: Kaslin

If Rand Paul filibusters, watch for McCain’s Syrian rebel buddies to launch another chemical weapons attack mid-filibuster. It’ll be a twofer: draw the U.S. quickly into war one the one hand, and damage Rand Paul’s future political prospects by tarring him as the Senator who caused more children to be killed on the other.


55 posted on 09/04/2013 11:16:01 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: Kaslin

the support of Obama, Speaker John Boehner, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
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Rand Paul is in the Senate...

Wheres Harry Reid on this ???


56 posted on 09/05/2013 2:17:48 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: irish_links; Chickensoup

Chickensoup...If he filibusters on this I think people will start gathering at the Capitol....

irish links...This is the path followed by the Left: rule by mob. Whomever is the loudest carries the day. We should avoid such behavior
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Yeah lets help Barry convince the American people they are isolated in their thinking...

lets not encourage people that most of the country agree we should not go to war with Syria...

lets have that pesty 1st Amendment “right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for redress of grievances” ignored...

HEY !!! Kid !!!

Its American to voice our opinion amnd what we want OUT LOUD where everyone can see us...

Its long over due...

Would you call the disabled American veterans of WWI who camped outside the White House demanding help and medical aid and jobs in what became known as Hooverville leftists ???

The rule by mob is in my White House...

Barry and his henchmen are trying to take us into a war from which there will be no turning back..

Its unConstitutional for a president to do what the boy king is attempting to do...

You do remember the Constitution dont you ???

LOUD is what is called for...


57 posted on 09/05/2013 2:45:09 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: frickin_frackin

I’d be more convinced of his intentions if he said what kind of military action that he would endorse (not Syria specifically).

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I know the answer to that: defensive military action. Makes sense to me.


58 posted on 09/05/2013 4:26:34 AM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: antiterrorist77

A filibuster would be magnificant. But for it to be a political victory would require making it a standing filibuster - talking about the many ways that this proposed resolution could lead to our national security being threatened, terrorism being enabled, etc. This is a rare opportunity to lay it on the line about how Obaba and the party of international terror will destroy the United States.

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Agreed


59 posted on 09/05/2013 4:27:21 AM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: boxlunch

Our Federal government should be addressing the issues of the vulnerability of our power grid and infrastructure to EMP attack, closing our borders, strengthening our military for defensive use only, abolishing unconstitutional laws that prevent us from becoming energy independent

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agree, needs to be repeated, continously


60 posted on 09/05/2013 4:28:20 AM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Yeah lets help Barry convince the American people they are isolated in their thinking...

lets not encourage people that most of the country agree we should not go to war with Syria...

lets have that pesty 1st Amendment “right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for redress of grievances” ignored...

HEY !!! Kid !!!

Its American to voice our opinion amnd what we want OUT LOUD where everyone can see us...

Its long over due...

Would you call the disabled American veterans of WWI who camped outside the White House demanding help and medical aid and jobs in what became known as Hooverville leftists ???

The rule by mob is in my White House...

Barry and his henchmen are trying to take us into a war from which there will be no turning back..

Its unConstitutional for a president to do what the boy king is attempting to do...

You do remember the Constitution dont you ???

LOUD is what is called for...
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agreed!


61 posted on 09/05/2013 4:29:50 AM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Chickensoup
....We are already ruled by mob, bullies and totalitarians. If we don’t show some size and force, history will say of us as Solzhenitsyn said ....

More accurately, we are governed by an Administration of unscrupulous ideologues. But this is a democratic republic. The people have the power of free speach and right to exercise the citizens’ franchise. We are not yet a Third World banana republic, and I would prefer to keep it that way.

Organizing baying mobs to shake fists at the Capitol Building is not the proper way to effect change. Calling your congressman's or senator's office and expressing your thoughts, writing letters to the editor, gathering on the village green with picket signs: these are the actions of active citizens in a democracy. Conversely, unsubtle threats of violence are the tactics of the Left: ‘no justice, no peace,’ and similar nonsense. Let us refrain from this.

If I were a “kid” it is unlikely that I would express this view. Indeed, I am not and have lived through the disorder of the Sixties and the despair of the Seventies. I have seen how high the price of freedom was for people who actually lived under totalitarian governments, as Solzhenitsyn did. Therefore, I wish to preserve our Republic, a government that rules by the will of the people and abides by the rule of law. Introduction of rule by the largest and most potentially destructive mob will only lead to chaos, followed by tyranny. Count me out.

62 posted on 09/05/2013 5:32:39 AM PDT by irish_links
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To: irish_links

More accurately, we are governed by an Administration of unscrupulous ideologues.

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totalitarians. Same difference.

The system no longer works.

There is little citizen franchise. Look at the last voting irregularities.

We are a banana republic...in the making.


63 posted on 09/05/2013 6:11:20 AM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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